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The new standard for computer architects, designers, and industry management. This book offers a new approach to understanding computer architecture, emphasizing the quantitative aspects of design and practical trade-offs that must be made. Readers will learn the principles and engineering fundamentals that allow designers to make the right design choices.
Computer Architecture: A Quantitative Approach focuses on computer architecture as a modern science. The second edition explores the next generation of architectures and design techniques with view to the future. A basis for modern computer architecture.
An excellent successor to Hennessy and Patterson's Computer Organization and Design, this book presents computer architecture and design as something quantitative that can be studied in the context of real running systems rather than in an abstract format. The concepts are again grounded in real machine architectures and many of the examples are contemporary architectures, such as PowerPC chips and Intel 80x86. Computer Architecture follows the same outline as its predecessor, but covers information in more depth, moving rapidly from introductory discussions to issues just shy of computer design research. The format again includes an excellent mix of exercises and historical background. This book is recommended for people with some experience in digital design--or people who have read and understood the authors' first text.
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